If you and your buddy are looking for a place to pitch your tent near California’s gorgeous Mammoth Pool Reservoir and striking Ansel Adams Wilderness, look no fur-ther than Rock Creek Campground! Facilities at Rock Creek Campground are pretty on-par with other US Forest Service Campgrounds in the area -- just the basics, with no showers, electricity or RV hookups in sight.
But if you and your pooch are willing to "ruff" it a bit, you two can reap the benefit of a stunningly beautiful location. Rock Creek bisects the campground, with a charming bridge at the crossing point, and many sites have waterfront views. There are also several swimming holes along the creek, as well as a wonderful rock waterslide that’s guaranteed to entertain two-legged children (for an hour or so, at least). The area is well shaded by a grove of tall oak and pine trees, and nearby Wagner Mammoth Pool Resort has its own grocery store, so there’s no need to waste precious backpack space on provisions! You might want to make your reservation early to ensure your spot. There’s no fee to enter the area, and sites start at $26.62 per night.
You and your pooch are sure to sniff out something to do in the area around Rock Creek Campground! The Ansel Adams Wilderness Area is a real mutts-visit for hound dog hikers. The preserve is famous for its stark and rugged alpine scenery, with tall peaks, crystal clear lakes, and unique shrub life. While most of the trails are rated moderate to difficult, there are some easier routes for the less athletic among us. Be sure to grab a wilderness permit and look up a map before you go! The area around Mammoth Pool also boasts some Fido-friendly trails, not to mention Horseshoe Lake Dog Beach, as well as plenty of entertainment for avid anglers. Is your doggo a bit of a couch pup-tato? Never fear! The Sierra Scenic Byway is just outside of camp, and a drive here will bring you through some of the most spectacular natural beauty that the state has to offer.
Wifi isn’t available at Rock Creek, and cellular coverage varies from network to network. Fires are permitted, although, like most campgrounds in California, regulations can change with the weather. One further note -- drinking water isn’t available at the campground, so you’ll need to bring your own bottle or stock up at the resort. Remember to bring waste bags for your pupper, and have a pawesome trip!